Imagen
42110-Iurii Liashchuk photo

Iurii Liashchuk

Athletics

Biography

Impairment information

Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Classification
F12, T12

Further personal information

Residence
Korolev, RUS
Languages
Russian, Ukrainian
Higher education
Coaching - Kharkiv State Academy of Physical Education: Ukraine

Sport specific information

When and where did you begin this sport?
He took up Para athletics at age 28 in Korolev, Russian Federation.
Why this sport?
"I chose athletics because I always liked throwing."
Club / Team
Our World Adaptive Sports School: Korolev, RUS
Name of coach
Mikhail Gorbachev [personal], RUS

General interest

Hobbies
Fishing. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning gold medals in javelin at the Russian championships from 2016 to 2019. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Most influential person in career
Coach Mikhail Gorbachev. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Awards and honours
He has received the title of Master of Sport of International Class in the Russian Federation. (paralymp.ru, 27 Feb 2021)
Other sports
He represented Ukraine in goalball at the 2014 World Championships in Espoo, Finland. (SportsDeskOnline, 23 Oct 2019; korolev-tv.ru, 02 Sep 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. (Athlete, 11 Nov 2019)
Other information
NATIONALITY CHANGE
In 2016 he was granted Russian citizenship and began competing for the Russian Federation, having previously represented Ukraine at sporting events. (docs.cntd.ru, 22 Apr 2016)